YAKIMA, Wash.-- If you drove by the new Eisenhower
High School this morning, you may have seen a group of people waving signs.
They were picketing the school, asking
why solar panels weren't included in the design of the new building.
They say solar panels are a good renewable
energy source and can also last around 50 years.
"Schools, churches, and other
longstanding institutions such as YVC, which is also putting on solar panels,
would really benefit. These are the places we should see solar panels,"
said Picketer Sarah Cate.
We contacted the Yakima School District.
They told us they did look at solar
panels as an option, but the technology was just too expensive and they
wouldn't have recouped the cost within the system's 50-year lifespan.